Republicans take wait-and-see approach to Trump intel pick

Republicans take wait-and-see approach to Trump intel pick

Strzok has been fired, Page has left the FBI, more than 20 other former high-ranking FBI and Department of Justice employees have been removed from their posts as part of the investigation of the investigators, and Attorney General William Barr will start releasing declassified documents as early as today that will shed further light on this.

"When you think about it, for the last 15 years, he's very much been in the national security arena, first as anti-terrorism coordinator, then as USA attorney, then as a congressman on the Judiciary Committee, the Homeland Security Committee and the Intelligence Committee". Ratcliffe does have some defenders, however.

It is unclear what specific experience Ratcliffe will bring in helping thwart foreign government efforts to interfere in American politics.

If confirmed, Ratcliffe would replace Dan Coats, a former IN senator who had broad support IN Congress and repeatedly had clashed with Trump.

RUBIO: I've never talked to him about the function of the intelligence community so I'd - but I like him personally. "That's a scary thing for the country".

McConnell normally tries to make fun of invective lobbed at him. The candidate was referring to a 2014 magazine article alleging that drugs were found aboard a commercial cargo ship owned by the family of McConnell's wife, Elaine Chao, who serves as Trump's transportation secretary.

During the election, Morning Joe's point of view changed rather dramatically to one that consistently voiced harsh criticism of the president - and eventually often suggested mental illness.

In a letter sent ahead of Tuesday's debate, a coalition of progressive advocacy groups urged CNN to press the Democratic White House hopefuls on their plans for the federal judiciary, which Trump and McConnell are stacking with overwhelmingly young right-wing judges. After barring votes on Democratic legislation written to bolster America's election security in the wake of Russian interference in the 2016 election, McConnell was dubbed #MoscowMitch - that is, of allowing America's election systems to remain vulnerable to Russian meddling.

However many of them praised Coats, who will step down as DNI next month.

"Confirming this individual would amount to an endorsement of this administration s drive to politicize our intelligence agencies".

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-California) recently said he had been unaware that three Senate races had been attacked by Russian Federation.

In July, Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, told Fox News that Ms. Ocasio-Cortez and her "squad" of congresswomen of color "are a bunch of communists".

Well, that's one way to look at it. Trump's way.

It's unclear whether concerns about his credentials will trip up the confirmation process. But it's a different dynamic in the Senate, where Republicans hold the majority and are expected to deliver a strong vote for a Trump-backed agreement.

MARCO RUBIO: I may be the only member of the Intelligence Committee that knows him.

"Yeah, I just don't know with how many Republican votes", he said.

He said the legislation he blocked was partisan in nature.

Democrats were immediately critical.

Democrats like Klobuchar and Warner and Republicans like Graham and Sen. Moderate Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia said Ratcliffe had given a toxic presentation during the Mueller hearings and was too political.

"I am deeply grateful to President Trump for the opportunity to lead our Nation's intelligence community and work on behalf of all the public servants who are tirelessly devoted to defending the security and safety of the United States". Whether he could handle the actual job, however, is still a real question.

"Mitch McConnell, the hawkish foreign policy conservative who spent decades pushing back on Russian Federation every way I can think of was accused of what amounts to treason by multiple media outlets within a couple of hours", he said, speaking in the third person about himself.

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